By Kate Ward
February 05, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Looks like it’s only a matter of time before Patrick Swayze’s memoir makes its way onto book stands. Two weeks after broke news about Patrick Swayze’s intent to write a book with his wife, Lisa Niemi, the actor signed a reported $1 million-plus deal with Atria Books (the memoir will delve into his life and struggle with stage-four pancreatic cancer). No word on the book’s title or when exactly the memoir will hit stores.

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